The idea behind this is something I’ve seen a lot. We live in a society that’s based on capitalism and consumerism. When I was travelling in the UK last year, I realised how much I took with me that I didn’t really need. I had things with me that I didn’t use once over the course of two and a half week.
That, and some videos/blogposts from other people, made me realise I want to get rid of 50 things. Not just garbage or other rubbish, but things that I’ve owned for a long time, but don’t need or use at all. This could be books, DVD, clothes. Anything that’s still got value and I can get rid off (by which I mean, give it to friends and/or charity). I like watching and reading about people cleaning out their closets/rooms with the KonMari method, but I don’t think that’s for me. I think I’m too sentimental for that kind of rigorous cleaning. However, I am really getting into this idea of living more minimalistic, so I am willing to try and own less stuff.
In this blogpost I will keep track of a list containing 50 things I’ve gotten rid of.
- Fancy colouring pencils
- Stack of rewritable CD’s
- Ikea Helmer drawer block
- More clothes
- Even more clothes
- Playstation 2